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Mike Maher

'12 MBA

Founder, Chairman, CEO, Paradigm Group (Benjamin's Desk, FirstBase, Shift Innovation, Houwzer)

Favorite class at VSB and why?

Commercial Real Estate with Charlie Davidson. The focus on Dr. Linneman’s book, Risks and Opportunities, coupled with the practical experience developed through guest speakers and site visits.

Most important thing you learned?

How to leverage the classroom as an incubator for ideation. How to use the cohort, professors, and resources to develop a thesis and test it.

Favorite Villanova memory?

MIT Real Estate Case Competition

What are you currently reading?

Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney, by Lee Cockerell;
The Wawa Way: How a Funny Name and Six Core Values Revolutionized Convenience, by Howard Stoeckel;
Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism, by Robin Chase;
and Marketing Warfare by Al Ries and Jack Trout

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